Once upon a time, I was a psychologist and then I started a lingerie brand for femmes fatales.
Clearly there's a few things left out of that story :)
Notably, that if it hadn't been for fibromyalgia and a host of other hidden illnesses I'd have happily stayed working in mental health and social care. So don't expect me to be nice, or talk in Vogue-level terms about my inspirations. Instead, expect sarcasm about bad bra-science, fashion marketing's inability to use statistics sensibly, and unsolicited opinions from men. All of which comes to you glamorously wrapped in vintage styles, for the amusement of your fabulously geeky feminist selves!
As for the garments, alongside the original 6 strap suspender belt sets you can find girdles, corselettes, corsets, stockings, swimwear, nightwear, dresses and all sorts. You can see the archive of Kiss Me Deadly designs here.
Oh, and now that Kiss Me Deadly is a leading independent lingerie brand from the UK, with a bunch of awards to its name - we work with other independents along the way. This means you can find guest brands, campaigns and collaborations on the site, with a focus on all things limited editions and niche. Welcome to the British independent lingerie community, running lingerie businesses without big corporate backing, and surviving because of your enthusiasm!
Over a decade or so the team has changed. At the moment, we have myself (Catherine) and Maz working from home in London, Lou makes the corsets in Sheffield, and some lovely people (mostly Clare) at the Radius warehouse in Avonmouth pack your parcels. We like to confuse the heck out of them with questions about ouvert knickers and exact shades of blue. The garments are made in factories in many countries, but outside of the EU we make sure they have an ethics certificate.
We don't have a physical shop because rent in the UK is insane, but we do occasionally have events or pop-ups. Check out Philmore Clague or Ayten Gasson
If you're here for the wonderful pictures, most are done by Morgana at Iberian Black Arts. We also work regularly with Tigz Rice.
Need to ask a question? Try the FAQ or drop us a line. Maz is nicer than I am. Just saying!